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Wat Bupharam

Thaphae Road, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
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Tha Pae Road temple

A north-facing temple on Tha Pae Road, Wat Bupharam dates its original establishment to 1497... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
blackeaglejim
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
A small but important temple

Our guide told us that this was the only part of a complex that remained as the soldiers were... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
ivyCharlotte4
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
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Thaphae Road, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

A north-facing temple on Tha Pae Road, Wat Bupharam dates its original establishment to 1497, though its chedi is the only original structure left. The pillars with the trio of lions on either side of the entrance gates are copies of the famous Ashoka Pillars...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Our guide told us that this was the only part of a complex that remained as the soldiers were instructed to destroy everything but as it had the holy scripts written on the walls in it the soldiers did not destroy it. It’s very small...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

I feel compelled to write a comment because of the curiosity factor. I am drawn to most temples because I like the peaceful atmosphere. But this one particular place left me feeling ambivalent. My hotel was situated close, and I had thought to visit it...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

The star of this temple is not the large and rather gaudy modern wat in front of the ticket booth, but the older buildings, especially the vihaan, which are off on the right hand side. The small wooden vihaan is an ageing treasure trove of...More

1  Thank Raymond W
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Was disappointed to see the state of this former beautiful Buddhist Temple. It was 20 baht to enter for repairs but it will take a long time to raise enough money to restore the Temple.

1  Thank davidwilliambarnes
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

We passed by Wat Bupparam (sic) on our way to the old city gates for the NYE lantern festival and ultimately returned after briefly participating in the chaos at the Tha Phae gate. It was the best decision by far - the monks were assisting...More

1  Thank OliviaLCB
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We were staying close by so were there early, it was lovely and tranquil. Some bizzare additions but one worth a visit if u r close by. Entry was 20baht for maintenance etc.

Thank HB_Sara
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

This historic temple from the long passed Lanna Kingdom days needs serious maintenance. The gold leaf is lovely but I could not form a view as to whether the THB20 foreigner admission charge was being spent as it should be. The problem in what can...More

1  Thank Victorianlad
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

We walked to the temple today from our hotel it took us about 15 mins . The temple itself is very nice but it is badly in need of attention the fee is very small but it needs to be spent wisely . We spent...More

1  Thank johnkris
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Chiang Mai has many outstanding Buddhist temples, but Wat Bupharam is not taking advantage of its admirable history. A modest admission fee is charged from foreigners, in the name of supporting maintenance; this is fair enough, but the evidence is that any funds being raised...More

2  Thank mcneely2015
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